Council Documents Performance Of Leed-Certified Projects

USGBC envisions its new Building Performance Initiative as a comprehensive data-collection and analysis effort from all LEED-certified projects, yielding feedback with which owners can address predicted versus actual building performance gaps. It dovetails with a requirement the council announced earlier this year concerning ongoing performance data from buildings as part of certification under the latest LEED version.

Source: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.

USGBC envisions its new Building Performance Initiative as a comprehensive data-collection and analysis effort from all LEED-certified projects, yielding feedback with which owners can address predicted versus actual building performance gaps. It dovetails with a requirement the council announced earlier this year concerning ongoing performance data from buildings as part of certification under the latest LEED version.

“This initiative is about gathering building performance [data] in a way no one has ever done before,” says USGBC LEED Senior Vice President Scot Horst. While the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program sought to reduce projects√Ć impact on the environment by being more energy, water and resource efficient, he adds, day-to-day operation has a big impact on building performance.

Four Building Performance Initiative summits will be held in September and October, offering participants a preview of USGBC’s data-collection agenda and proposed analysis methodology. Input from the gatherings will be reported at the First Annual Building Performance Summit during the 2009 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 11-13, in Phoenix.